Babyshambles' singer admits relapse

BabyshamblesPete Doherty is set to go back to rehab after a relapse last week.

In an official statement, the singer said that he feels he has let himself and fans down.

It reads: “Peter Doherty would like to apologise to the medical staff, fans and wellwishers who have helped and encouraged his progress in fighting his addiction to heroin.

“His ongoing rehabilitation was a source of such pride to him that Peter and those closest to him thought that he was close to winning his personal battle with the drug. However, Peter sadly relapsed last week and is now looking to check himself back into a rehab clinic so that he can try to continue the hitherto excellent attempts he had made to break free of heroin.

“He realises that he has not only let himself down but has let down those who trusted and encouraged his efforts and he is filled with remorse for what he describes today as ‘a stupid, stupid action for which I feel only shame’.”

As previously reported, he was filmed taking heroin in his Wiltshire home on Friday (November 2) by The Sun.

The band were also due to perform on ‘Later…With Jools Holland’ last night (November 6), but pulled out.

Babyshambles‘ forthcoming arena tour dates will not be affected by Doherty‘s return to rehab.